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Prima Lace Legwarmers

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Prima Lace Legwarmers
Prima Lace Legwarmers
Prima Lace Legwarmers
Prima Lace Legwarmers
Prima Lace Legwarmers

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • cast on
  • knit
  • purl
  • basic increases
  • basic decreases
  • making a yarn over
  • bind off

Pattern Description:

When a dear family friend graduated high school this year, I knew she needed a little something special as she began her career as a ballet instructor. Knowing the popularity of legwarmers amongst dancers, I decided to design a pair just for her. Being Texan, I knew my friend would not want something heavy and fluffy, so I scoured my stitch pattern books until I found the perfect motif - lacy and delicate!

These legwarmers are worked from the top down, and as such can be knitted to fit the desired recipient's leg length. The lace is quite stretchy, as is the 1x1 ribbing. I've included links to video tutorials for the invisible cast on and bind off for the ribbing!

Gauge:

22 sts and 30 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Finished Measurements
  • Length: 16 inches
  • Circumference: 7 inches around cuffs, unstretched; 10 inches around leg

Materials:

  • Approximately 400 yards fingering weight yarn; sample shown in Alisha Goes Around Romp of Otter Fingering (100% Superwash Blue Faced Leicester, 430 yards per 100 gram skein); color: Egypt; 1 skein
  • US 4/3.5 mm double pointed needles, OR 32-inch circular
  • Stitch Marker
  • Blunt Needle
  • Scissors

Suggested yarn:

400 yards of Fingering weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Alisha Goes Around Romp of Otter

Colorway:

Egypt
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Hi! I'm Sarah Wilson, also known as the Sexy Knitter. I started crafting at a very young age and have tried a little bit of almost everything - sewing, quilting, cross-stitch, needlepoint, ...

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